Any student who is dismissed from the LVN program due to Professional and/or Ethical violations is not eligible for re-entry into the LVN program. In addition, any student who has had a Clinical failure due to unsafe clinical practice is not eligible for re-entry into the LVN program.
Candidates for re-admission to the LVN program must complete the re-admission procedures. Re-admission into the LVN program will be considered on an individual basis, on a space availability basis, and faculty recommendation. A student who leaves the LVN program for any reason other than an Ethical violation or Clinical failure will be permitted one other opportunity to re-enroll. Students must apply for re-entry into the LVN program within 12 months after leaving the LVN program. The re-entering student must complete courses as prescribed by the nursing department. Some courses may need to be repeated. If the request for re-admission is greater than one year, the student will be required to re-enter as a beginning student.
NOTE: The student accepted for re-admission will be under the current policy and procedures of the Health Sciences Division program at the time of re-admission. Candidates who re-apply, meet the criteria, and are accepted for readmission will be offered two opportunities to re-enter the LVN program. If the candidate declines re-entry both times, they are removed from the list of applicants and will be required to apply as a new applicant into first semester.
Steps For Re-Admission
- Complete the Health Sciences Division Application for Re-entry form.
- Have a personal guidance interview with the Enrollment Management Specialist (EMS). Appointments are encouraged but not necessary. Inform the EMS that you have been enrolled in the LVN Program previously.
- Have a conference with a member of the VN faculty if required by the Admissions Committee.
- Complete re-entry testing, if required.
- Complete all other requirements set forth by the Admissions Committee.
- The student will be required to have a current physical examination and negative drug screen. The student will also have a clear criminal background check through the Texas BON. These are not required until notification in writing of “Conditional Acceptance” into the nursing program has been received.